Replacing the treble hook on a jigging rap

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  1. UTEP

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    I'm just curious to know if anyone on here replaces their treble hooks on their jigging raps. If so what brand and size would you recommend for a size 3 jigging rap. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. woodie slayer

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    i go up one size..gamakatsu be careful they are sharp
     
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    Same. Up to the next size Gamakatsu extra wide gap.
     
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    Be careful the bottom hook hanger is very brittle. I snapped a couple trying to change hooks. I decided it is best to snip the eye of the new hook near the bottom, bend it open, then bend it closed again after it is on the lure.
     
  5. msfcarp

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    I don’t worry about the newer rapalas, they seemed to have upsized them from what they were.

    I am doing much more hooking now with the front and back hooks anyways.


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  6. William H Bonney

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    Always change the treble and most times I'll snip off one of the hooks and make it a "double". With Eagle Claw hooks you don't have to worry about this, they usually just break apart in your fingers. :dizzy:

    I'll also cut off the back hook on 90% of my raps.
     
  7. greelhappy

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    Seems to me that the company that make jigging raps would read some of this stuff the fishermen do to their lures (larger trebles, no front or back hook's) and make them that way right out of the factory. To costly a change over? Just a thought.
     
  8. Jimbos

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    What size do you put on? Do you add an O-ring while your at it?
     
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    Rapala didn’t, but moonshine did!
     
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    Depending on the rap #, either 8's, 10's or 12's. No O ring.
     
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    They make so many different treble hooks and none of the shops near me have a decent selection. I was looking for the "Gamakatsu extra wide gap" but I can't find any in size 10. I was told to look for a thin and long shank treble, can anyone else recommend a brand/type?
     
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    Change your jigging technique and this is what you get more times than not, the front and back hooks become much more important. IMG_1550.jpg IMG_1546.jpg


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    If your not catching at least 25% of fish on the front and back hooks your doing something wrong. And the only time you switch out the treble is when your casting. And they switch to a hook that doesnt pick up as many weeds. The standard rapala as it is now should never be messed with from factory.
     
  14. William H Bonney

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    :lol:

    Never thought about casting a jiggin' rap.
     
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    Depending on how your fishing a rap, you may want to stay away from long shank hooks. Long shank hooks will almost always get caught on your line on the way down or while jigging, thus youll be jigging an upside down rap. This is why they put short shank hooks on them fron the factory.
     
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